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Youth Mental Health First Aid Course
5/3/2016 3:00:00 PM


News Story


Nature of Incident:           Youth Mental Health First Aid Course


Location:                            Moorpark City Hall


Date & Time:                     May 25 & 26, 2016/ 5:30PM ' 9:30PM


Unit Responsible:             Moorpark Police Department




Do you know how to recognize the signs and symptoms of youth that are in an emotional crisis or developing mental health problems'


Youth Mental Health First Aid is a free 8 hour training course primarily focused on information adult participants can use to help adolescents (ages 12-18) who are experiencing mental health challenges, substance use, anxiety, depression as well as  reviewing typical adolescent development.


Participants will learn to support youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental health problem or those in an emotional crisis by learning a five-step action plan:

        Assess for risk of suicide or harm

        Listen non-judgmentally

        Give reassurance and information

        Encourage appropriate professional help

        Encourage self-help and other support strategies


To register please email Mary Ellen Collins, Certified Trainer: or call (805) 657-4408


Made possible through funding from Ventura County Behavioral Health Department


Prepared by:  Sergeant Allen Devers, Moorpark CIT Coordinator


Media Release Date:    May 3, 2016


Follow-Up Contact: / 805-532-2700


Approved by:      Captain John Reilly